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Floating Ship • May 20th, 2015

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This Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!! Project: Floating Ship  
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials, get to mingling, soon you’ll be tingling! 

It’s a simple foam ship, you assemble it, decorate it, and then head out on the high seas!

Against the elements, despite the primal dangers of the seas and the universe’s seemingly or total non-obligation to serve you in any way, you are OUT THERE on the water living, surviving, being fabulous!

This craft is so awesome because it really does float, you can take it to a friend’s pool and watch it bob around on the drink. You can pretend to be fiercely obsessive Captain Ahab or instead pretend to be tattooed and determined Queequeg! Navigate your boat your way, independent, free and to different shores.

Take that ship, take that plane, even if it’s for one day, even if it seems impossible. There is power in the “reset” button. Give yourself a different environment, some silence, some trees, I don’t know, whatever it is that you don’t usually get, do your best to detach from the grind, and have some recreation.

Are you aware that every American owns the deed to 635 million acres of public land? I’m talkin’ about Yosemite! Yellowstone! The Grand Canyon! Carlsbad! The Great Smoky Mountains! And then I heard crafts and cocktails is a pretty good local substitute if you just can’t get away.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

NEXT WEEK!!!! WIN BIG AT BINGO!!!!  May26th, 8pm – 10pm, AKBAR >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 50 cents per card, prizes galore including drink tickets, boozy bottles of spirits, strange and fantastic treats plus a killer grand prize this month! THE GOLDEN BINGO GRAND PRIZE OMG: CIARA!!!Saturday May 30 – Club Nokia. Doors 8pm – show 9pm ONE PAIR OF TICKETS!!!

Tickets courtesy of GoldenVoice

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Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Assembly Craft

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DIY Kaleidoscopes • May 13th, 2015

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This Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Kaleidoscopes 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials, perfect for getting rid of the curse of work!

You get to make your own kaleidoscope at CraftNight this week, which is very momentous. In this day and age, a kaleidoscope is like “big deal, who cares, whatever.” But these tiny devices offer so much more in a metaphorical and philosophical way. You should come in and make one because they are powerful talismans:

1.) CATHARSIS – Because do you remember looking into a kaleidoscope for the first time as a kid? How do those colorful shapes get in there? What are they made of? How do they change? Why don’t they fall out of the tube?!? Finally, all of these answers will be yours because we have the supplies and you will now know everything.

2.) EMBRACING THE UNKNOWN – Every time you look into a kaleidoscope, it’s different. The little chips get shaken around, you turn the tube, and all the pieces move around to make a cool design, and it’s different every single time. You have no control over what those little chips are going to show you! It’s crazy! But it’s pretty! Let the chips fall where they may!

3.) IT IS WHAT IT IS – So pieces fall away and come together inside this cheap little tube full of simple plastic bits. The oblivious busy world is going to throw you everything ever, and sometimes things will be joyous and sometimes things will suck… but no matter what, the pieces of your kaleidoscope will still come back together and make a new design. This is both beautiful and terrifying. Reflect.

4.) YOU GOTTA START – Deep thoughts aside, a kaleidoscope and all that if offers doesn’t do crap unless you pick it up and aim it toward a light source. This worthless trinket from childhood is cleverly disguised as a powerful symbol for the potential you have at finding and sustaining beauty in your life despite continuous changes and challenges. And yes, I know, there are days, weeks, months or even years that will make you flip off the kaleidoscope and be mad at it, and ignore it and all that… but it’s always there for you when you are ready to pick the darn thing up and see something new.

I’m still in Tahoe, on honeymoon, I’ll be back next week. At the helm this week, bravely steering the craft ship toward certain greatness, is CraftNight Lieutenant, Andrew! He’ll set you up with everything you need to create the pretty pretty tube of colors. Also can I get points for typing the word “kaleidoscope” a bunch of times?

UPCOMING in MAY! 
May26th, 8pm, AKBAR >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 50 cents per card, prizes galore including drink tickets, boozy bottles of spirits, strange and fantastic treats plus a killer grand prize this month!
THE GOLDEN BINGO GRAND PRIZE OMG: CIARA!!!Saturday May 30 – Club Nokia. Doors 8pm – show 9pm ONE PAIR OF TICKETS!!! 
Tickets courtesy of GoldenVoice

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See you at the Craft Table, (I’ll be back for May 20th Crafts!)

JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Assembly Craft, Multi-Variety Craft

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Rainbow Button Fish Tableau • May 6th, 2015

Rainbow Button Fish Tableau • May 6th, 2015

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This Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Rainbow Button Fish Wall Hanging Kit   
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials, it’s a dry heat, quench that parched throat for heaven’s sake!   
EXCITING MEGA RAFFLE!!! (info below craft info)

This week we’ve got a craft kit trophy even your staunch republican family will appreciate! It looks like you hunted this fish all by yourself and mounted it on your wall! It’s made from craft foam and colorful buttons, easy to put together, but looks really complicated like it took you three days!

Fool people into thinking you’re one of those people who is out on the water by 5am tackle box in hand. Point at your button fish wall hanging and tell a fishing tail of how it really gave you a rough time, it was like Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” struggling beyond all belief until you reeled it in! Nobody will be the wiser, since we live in a city and people think that cows are goats!

And on that note, I’ll say that I’m actually typing this email yards away from Lake Tahoe, on my honeymoon!!! I’m very far away!!! A big thank you to all crafters who helped with wedding decorations for the last 3 CraftNights!!!

At the helm this week running the Craft Table will be CraftNight Lieutenant, Veronica LeBron! She will give you your supplies and also entice you to be a part of our mega raffle. Here’s the info:

Presenting a Big Honkin’ MEGA RAFFLE!!! WIN TICKETS!!!
We’ll be doing a total of four drawings this CraftNight for 4 pairs of tickets to great shows at landmark LA Music havens The Roxy and he El Rey:
The Flamin’ Groovies at the Roxy on May 13th! Doors 7:30pm – Show 9pm- 2 PAIRS OF TICKETS!!! 
THE ACID- Friday May 8 , El Rey Theater. Doors 8pm – Show 9pm 2 PAIRS OF TICKETS!!!
Tickets courtesy of GoldenVoice

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UPCOMING IN MAY 
May26th, 8pm, AKBAR >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 50 cents per card, prizes galore including drink tickets, boozy bottles of spirits, strange and fantastic treats plus a killer grand prize this month!
THE GOLDEN BINGO GRAND PRIZE OMG: CIARA!!!Saturday May 30 – Club Nokia. Doors 8pm – show 9pm ONE PAIR OF TICKETS!!! 
Tickets courtesy of GoldenVoice

ciara

See you at the Craft Table, (in 2 weeks)

JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Assembly Craft

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Knit Finger Puppets! • April 15th, 2015

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TONIGHT!!! April 15th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Knit Finger Puppets! (and continuing wedding decorations, if you wanna)   
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials, the best in the bizness for your fizness!  

Imagine a tiny sock that will only fit over one of your fingers, because that’s what I have. These are so cool, I’m bringing the felt and the googly eyes and the pipe cleaners and the yarn, so you can REALLY DO IT UP. I have blue, orange, red and some other color that isn’t coming to mind right this moment.

Make a little red elephant! Make a blue surfer dude! Make Elizabeth Warren! Make a giraffe or a dinosaur or a ghost or a clown or a Metro operator or a flower or a whatever you want!!!! And then keep it in your pocket so you can do a mini puppet performance right on the spot: ideal for job interviews or introducing yourself to strangers. Have your tiny finger puppet break the bad news, or your tiny finger puppet can give therapy sessions, or perform religious services, or give speeches to the media.

Be careful that your finger puppet doesn’t develop paranoia and delusions of grandeur, you don’t want it starting a cult and running away with the rest of your hand and taking over your life.

EXTRA CRAFT: Tissue paper flowers for the upcoming WEDDING RECEPTION! From this point until the April 22nd, every CraftNight will be making tissue paper flowers for the festivities (in addition to that week’s craft of course)! You’re invited to help us out! Come and volunteer your hand at an old art!

UPCOMING
April 26th >>> Your Craft Captain is getting married, come to the reception at AKBAR!!! Bring your friends and celebrate Lesbian LOVE! There will be karaoke from 8 to 10, dancing, drink specials, lesbian antics, entertainment and legally wedded bliss. 8:30pm until 1:45am Woooo!!!!
APRIL 28th, 8pm, AKBAR >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! Big Bottles of Booze and other prizes, it’s your night of 50 cent bingo cards and a chance to win EXCITING ITEMS!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on April 15, 2015 in Fabric Craft

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Jointed Knights! • April 8th, 2015

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TONIGHT!!! April 8th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Jointed Knight!  
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials, cocktails for your countenance!   

Game of Thrones is coming up, the latest season. Knowing such a thing, I jumped at ordering us some brave cardboard-foily knights with jointed limbs! You can assemble them according to recommendation, or do what is not recommended and still get something fabulous! You can develop your own armor for your clan and make banners for it, march around the house while drinking flagons of ale, watching HBO!

Weirdly, upon arrival, I noticed that each kit comes with decor for your knight, and ALL of the kits come with red crosses.

Now… it is historically accurate if you consider the crusades and all of that business going on back in the day, but it doesn’t really fit with the Game of Thrones “fantasy medieval” aesthetic. No matter, we think you can include and edit your project however you like.

You can shorten  your cross so that it’s more of a “International Red Cross” foreign aid knight, or leave it off, or use it, it’s really up to you, but just so you know, CraftNight is not religious in any shape or form. CraftNight is CraftNight, so you know, make your own kind of music, sing your own special song.

EXTRA CRAFT: Tissue paper flowers for the upcoming WEDDING RECEPTION! From this point until the April 22nd, every CraftNight will be making tissue paper flowers for the festivities (in addition to that week’s craft of course)! You’re invited to help us out! Come and volunteer your hand at an old art!

UPCOMING
April 26th >>> Your Craft Captain is getting married, come to the reception at AKBAR!!! Bring your friends and celebrate Lesbian LOVE! There will be karaoke from 8 to 10, dancing, drink specials, lesbian antics, entertainment and legally wedded bliss. 8:30pm until 1:45am Woooo!!!!
APRIL 27th, 8pm, AKBAR >>> Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! Big Bottles of Booze and other prizes, it’s your night of 50 cent bingo cards and a chance to win EXCITING ITEMS!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on April 8, 2015 in Assembly Craft

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